How To Tell If I Am Getting Enough Fats In My Diet

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC It would never cross my mind to think I don't have enough fat in my diet! Definitely not me!  But I'm sure many people experience symptoms they may never realize has everything to do with having too much or too little fat in their diet. Dry skin seems like

How Much & What Fats Do I Need In My Diet?

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC Fats may not be the first word that comes to mind when you think of having a healthy meal; however, all of us need fat in our diet. The question is “How Much and What Fats Do We Need In Our Diet?” The dietary reference intake for adults is

Are You At Risk For Type 2 Diabetes?

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs Diabetes is one of those things that most people don't understand until they are diagnosed! Having type 2 Diabetes means your body doesn't use the insulin it is producing correctly. This is also known as Insulin Resistance. When this begins the pancreas takes up the slack

Why It’s So Important To Test For Cardiometabolic Health

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs Very few Americans have optimal metabolic health, there is no simple fix, but there are things you can do to address turning around those numbers in your favor! Poor metabolic health starts can lead to heart / cardiovascular disease as you age. We need to prevent

What Does A Hair Analysis Test Uncover?

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC Did you know that your hair can tell a story about YOU? YES, your hair says a lot about YOU and your health, including if you have a mineral deficiency. We do not all eat the way we should every day. That is just honest. We are busy with

Does Your Hair Have a Mineral Deficiency?

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs When I was a kid, I would put a big towel on my head and pretend I was Cher! Which for one, tells you a little about my age and two, I was pretty desperate to have that long, shiny, healthy hair just like her! That's

Causes and Solutions to Improve Hair Loss

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs Knowing how thyroid affects my own life, I can't imagine adding complications like hair loss due to thyroid or hormone levels to the overload of unappealing symptoms. Added stress affects your cortisol levels which can become noticeable when hair loss begins. When you've reached this point

Can Vitamin Deficiency Cause Hair Loss?

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs Just like a beautiful smile, our hair is one of the first things people notice at a first meeting. Women spend loads of money on products, tools, hair appointments, and treatments but what happens if you begin to experience hair loss? Could Vitamin Deficiency Be The

Comprehensive Blood Tests Can Identify Why You Have Issues Losing Weight

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC and Michelle Tuffs So, you began the New Year with rules and had restricted yourself beyond belief! Control your chocolate urges when you could have savored a glorious piece of ganache coated delicate chocolate cake? And still, that section in your closet that you've dreamed of delving back into,

Health Improving Reasons For Comprehensive Blood Tests

By Alane Archer, ND, CNC Why should we get comprehensive blood tests? Why are these labs different from traditional lab? The answer is simple, it is the word “comprehensive”. For years I battled a sluggish thyroid but my TSH was always normal so I was always told my thyroid was fine. BUT years later

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